The Courtauld Institute of Art, an independent college of the University of London, is a world-leading centre for the study of art history, conservation and curating. Based at the historic and beautiful Somerset House in London, a two-year project is currently underway to transform conservation studios, laboratories and library facilities, as well as the famous Courtauld Gallery.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

85 international students in 2017–18

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will require evidence of their proficiency. Those who require a Tier 4 visa will need evidence of a secure language test taken in the past two years, as required by UK Visas & Immigration policy.

  • The minimum requirement is IELTS Academic 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 if all components); or Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum grade of B; or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) with minimum grade of C.
  • Exceptions may be made for students from a majority English-speaking country or who have previously studied at degree level in a majority English-speaking country.
  • Some programmes require students to be proficient in other languages; please refer to the institute website for details.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom *17,650 -
Mixed - -
Laboratory - -
Clinical - -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

* figures are from 2017–18.